Cara Lee Simpson Taking Submissions

Cara Lee Simpson

Cara Lee Simpson

Literary Agent

Cara Lee Simpson is a Literary Agent in the Books Department where she represents book club and literary fiction.  She has degrees from King’s College London and LSE, and previously worked as an Agent at Jonathan Clowes and Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency. She joined PFD in 2021 where she is actively building her client list.

What I'm looking for...

I am particularly on the lookout for voice-driven fiction with unusual and absorbing protagonists, books with an interesting structure, and fiction that crosses genre in new and unexpected ways. I lean towards books that are accessible to a wide readership while remaining beautifully written, especially if the writing is suspenseful or quirky. I am always interested in stories that explore gender politics, race, class, sexuality, mental health, and those which offer a profound look at relationship dynamics.

In addition to my own clients, I would currently love to find writers similar to: Matt Haig, Emma Jane Unsworth, Kiley Reid, Naomi Alderman, Lily King, Carmen Maria Machado, Ottessa Moshfegh and Raven Leilani.

Adult submissions only please.